We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Bruce, I’m sure your first five points would easily obtain very widespread support among the citizenry, but I would be very surprised if many of the other tourists here at Maggie’s Farm would embrace the notion of government benefits to illegal aliens. I understand the economic basis for such a proposal, but don’t you think it has a “camel’s nose in the tent” problem?